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IC Cold Links: Pacers look to heat up against the struggling Cavaliers

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As the winter storm of the decade rolls through, the Pacers will look for another win and try to heat up what has turned into a cold stretch there for a while.  The Indiana Pacers will look to take down the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 4th straight time this season, while Antawn Jamison looks to snap their 21 game losing streak.

I always love watching the Pacers, even when it's hard to at times.  However, this fresh breath of air is exciting and I can't wait to see a similar rotation tonight.  With Jim O'Brien we were all unsure from game to game who would and wouldn't play, but Frank Vogel has made a point of making sure rotations remain consistent.  As Tom pointed out yesterday, Paul George has really shown up lately and his play will only get better as his minutes increase or at the very least remain consistent.  Along with PG, Vogel has re-introduced emphasis on Roy Hibbert and allowed Tyler Hansbrough to play with a sense of freedom (did you see that turn around, fade-away, jump shot Monday night?!) and confidence.

Can't wait to see these guys play again tonight.  The Cavs are up against a wall, but the Pacers should come in with confidence and eagerness to once again show what they are capable of.  After the jump, check out the links of the day...

Game Preview

Pacers' Hibbert hopes to make most of fresh start | The Indianapolis Star |
Roy taking each game one at a time

Cleveland Cavaliers hoping that home is where a win (finally) is |
The struggling Cavaliers will play 12 of their next 15 games at The Q, starting Wednesday night against Indiana. - February should be easier for Cavs
No wins guaranteed, but Cavaliers need to secure a lead first

Larry Bird to remain Indiana Pacers' president - NBA -
This story has already been covered, but in case you missed it is...

Fear The Sword

Hoopdata | Why Jim O'Brien Was Fired
The day after Jim O'Brien was shown the door, the Indiana Pacers ended a six-week slump with a 104-93 Monday night win over the Toronto Raptors...

The Indiana Pacers and The Glory Days of Fall | The Wages of Wins Journal
Ian Levy digs into the Pacers season thus far with a look at the team and Roy Hibbert's decline from a strong start.